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Storms wash out De Soto Relay For Life
Mini relay’ planned for city’s July 4 gala
June 9, 2005
The drains near the De Soto High School track carried off the water Friday evening from the latest in the day’s storms and the scheduled De Soto Relay For Life. “It’s extremely disappointing,” said De Soto Relay For Life Committee Chairwoman Rita Jones. “It was a tough decision to make. A whole year of planning ended in a half-hour downpour.”
Focus group IDs $120 million in USD 232 needs
Report to be basis for district’s possible 2006 bond referendum
June 9, 2005
In a major step toward a bond referendum, the De Soto USD 232 Facilities Focus Group identified $120 million of needs in a report shared this week with the Board of Education. Board members anticipated many more discussions involving the three new Board members elected in April before a bond issue is crafted that could be placed before district voters as soon as May 2006.
Socializing in sneakers
Running Templins focus on fun not winning
June 9, 2005
Once the finish line finally appears on horizon, Roger and Mitra Templin know exactly how they and their children will respond.
Track team re-writes Cat record book
June 9, 2005
De Soto’s 2005 track and field team broke records at such an alarming pace that the pace itself set a new record.
Bader, Gonzalez earn first-team all league
Seven Wildcats receive second-team all-league honors
June 9, 2005
On the playing field, Nicole Radcliffe’s offensive skills often caught the eyes of opposing coaches during the 2005 girls soccer season. On paper they didn’t.
Katherine Aulana Hileman
June 9, 2005
June 9, 2005
Maxine E. Spalding
June 9, 2005
Plenty of class
30-year district teacher retires after a career of teaching, coaching, directing or sponsoring some of just about everything
June 9, 2005
Shortly after the 1974 school year began at De Soto Junior High School, Terry Robins got a phone call. A teacher was leaving because her husband was transferred, and the school had a unique need for someone who could teach language arts and physical education. Robins happened to have a major in each.
De Soto pulls out of K-10 planning agreement with county
June 9, 2005
The De Soto City Council has decided to end a five-year-old agreement with Johnson County that provided for joint planning and regulation of development along the Kansas Highway 10 corridor.
Justices challenge solons
Legislators at odds with Court’s school finance decision
June 9, 2005
Depending on who you ask, Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in the state school finance case is either good, bad or just plain ugly. The Court’s opinion, regarded by the De Soto USD 232 administrators as a good start toward improving its financial situation, was disappointing for Johnson County’s largest district and downright enraging for at least one De Soto representative.
Exploring the Past
June 9, 2005
Public comment on bond issue crucial
June 9, 2005